Four passenger lifts and pre-paid taxis and auto-rickshaws are coming up at Madurai railway junction for the benefit of passengers.
After hoisting the national flag on the occasion of the 67 Independence Day, Divisional Railway Manager Ajai Kant Rastogi said while Madurai railway junction would get four passenger lifts, Tirunelveli and Dindigul railway stations would get three each. The carrying capacity of each of the lift would be 20 persons, he added.
The railway administration recently commissioned six escalators at the Madurai railway junction. The DRM also promised the passengers of introduction of pre-paid taxis and autorickshaws at the junction soon.
On rail safety, the DRM said the division had planned to deploy staff at 20 unmanned level-crossings, convert 30 level-crossings into limited use subways, introduce 30 diversions and close 20 this financial year.
The electrified Dindigul-Madurai-Virudhunagar section would be opened for traffic after clearance from the Commissioner of Railway Safety who was scheduled to inspect the section on August 21, he noted.
Earlier, Mr.Rastogi inspected the guard of honour presented by the Railway Protection Force, Scouts and Guides and students of Railway Mixed Higher Secondary School and Southern Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation Matriculation School.
The students presented a colourful cultural programme. Additional Divisional Railway Manager V.Ajith Kumar and other senior railway officials were present.